Studying

Programme structure

The MVetSci Conservation Medicine programme is delivered part-time by Online Distance Learning (OLDL), over a minimum period of three years and a maximum period of six years.

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The programme is modular in structure, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied; other than the three core courses specified for the certificate, you may choose to study one or more individual courses listed below, to complete a sufficient number of course credits to be awarded the certificate (60 credits), the diploma (120 credits) or the MSc (180 credits).

You may undertake the programme by Intermittent Study (flexible progression route), accruing credits within a maximum time limit of six years for the MVetSci which will include a maximum period of 12 months from the start of their written reflective element to it being completed.

For students wishing to study for the Certificate, the maximum time period for this is 2 years and for those undertaking the Diploma as well, the maximum time period for this is 4 years.

In summary, times for completion are as follows:

  • Masters in Veterinary Sciences: 36-72 months
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 24-48 months
  • Postgraduate Certificate: 12-24 months

 

Postgraduate Professional Development

Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a higher award on a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme. Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout a year you may only start a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.

Further information on PPD is available here: www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine/postgraduate/online-distance-learning/study-options